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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Family Matters encourages people to allow God’s grace to bring restoration into the deepest wounds.   Jenet grew up the youngest of three children in a strict orthodox home. Being a first generation American after her parents emigrated from Syria to the U.S. they carried with them a culture of idolatry and a set […]

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09
Apr
2015

Blossoms of Hope

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Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Easter, Hope

We sat still waiting. I whisper to my two daughters, “Can you hear the songs of the many other types of birds?” Suddenly one arrives. The humming sound rouses our attention. The tiny bird with long pointy beak hovers in front of the brilliant pink flower drawing the nectar from the trumpet shaped well. Last […]

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23
Jun
2014

Hope in Real Life

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Hope in Real Life, Family matters blog, Grace Based Parenting

  Emily Dickinson called hope “the thing with feathers that perches in the soul,” which implies something important about hope. It has to land somewhere.   We know what it’s like to hear messages of hope that don’t have a branch to perch upon. From “There, there, it will all turn out okay” to “Trust […]

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28
Apr
2014
Grieving the Lasts, Chris and Teri Bledsoe, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Grieving

  Years ago we read a sappy article by a mom who talked about how we document our kid’s firsts, but we never document their lasts.   One day this young mother realized she could not remember the last time she’d picked up her child and held him. There was a day somewhere in her […]

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Resource of the Month, Little House on the Freeway, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

    Seriously, your schedule is hurried, your expectations are extraordinary, and you and your family’s commitments are too many to count.  Your relationships with your friends, your family, and your God are suffering. READY FOR A CHANGE OF PACE? Here’s Help. Little House on the Freeway takes a look at the breakneck speed at which […]

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Family Matters - Connecting Church and Home, Grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Join us this month as we give you little snippets of insight from Dr. Kimmel’s book Connecting Church and Home, which will be released February 17th. Pre-Order your copy today! Download a FREE Sample Chapter!

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